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September 18, 2002
Mayor's 'we' lacks top officials What is the function of a municipal governing body? Is it not to work together with us citizens to make decisions that would be in the best interest of the people in our community? I recently returned from vacation to find out about a letter that Haddon Township Mayor William J. Park Jr. had sent to Green Valley Tennis Club on Crystal Lake Avenue. In it, he sugested that its property be purchased by the city. "We have had the property appraised and are prepared to offer $525,000," said the letter.
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NEWS
January 29, 2016
THE PHILADELPHIA School Partnership shares the frustration of Will Bunch and Solomon Jones over continuing unequal access to a great education in our city ("SRC Is Rigged Against City's Pupils," Jan. 26). But the facts do not support their assertion that the situation has worsened under the SRC for poor and minority students. Since the School Reform Commission was formed in 2001, Philadelphia has dramatically narrowed achievement gaps for poor and minority students. Pre-SRC, fewer than 15 percent of economically disadvantaged fifth-graders in Philadelphia were reading at grade level, far below the state's all-student average of 57 percent.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
I WANT TO set the record straight about the Daily News' 01/26/16 story titled "DA Settles Lawsuit. " In the story, the reporter failed to mention two things. First, that he was the reporter who received the leaked information in 2011 from the individual profiled and failed to disclose that in his article. Second, that the individual who was not fired was treated differently because he was honest, remorseful and admitted that he conspired with the profiled employee to improperly share expungement information that could harm another assistant district attorney.
NEWS
January 22, 2016
A FORMER resident of a North Philadelphia homeless shelter allegedly went on a shooting rampage early Sunday morning, killing one shelter employee and wounding another before escaping on foot. Although the incident was reported by local news stations and the Daily News , police didn't release the identity of the alleged gunman until the following day. Had this horrific incident occurred elsewhere - such as inside a school or house of worship - it would have been treated much differently.
NEWS
January 21, 2016
Pa. budget situation is a two-pronged crisis THE LONGEST Pennsylvania budget crisis continues because Gov. Wolf and the Republican Legislature can't decide on how to spend and obtain taxpayer dollars. The governor wants to spend more on education and increase taxes in order to properly fund his agenda. His political position is called leaning toward the Left. The Republican-led Legislature leans toward the Right by not wanting to increase taxes. If you agree with the governor's position, you would be saying, The Left is Right and the Right is Wrong.
NEWS
January 20, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy, Staff Writer
The entire elected bench of Cumberland County, Pa. - state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin's home political turf - has rallied behind the embattled jurist, showing support that some critics say may have crossed an ethical line. The six judges sent a letter Dec. 18 on official stationery to the Court of Judicial Discipline, asking it to clear Eakin, who is facing misconduct charges for his exchange of offensive emails. The judges had their letter delivered to the judicial court on Dec. 18, three days before a hearing in which a tearful Eakin pleaded for leniency as a three-judge panel decided whether to suspend him before his trial.
NEWS
January 16, 2016
Clearing the record An editorial Thursday misstated the first name of Philadelphia City Commissioner Lisa Deeley.
NEWS
January 15, 2016
SCUM IS the mild word for the front of the Daily News. I live in New Jersey right near Haddon Township. I knew David Creato killed his son Brendan when it was first reported. But to find out that his 17-year-old girlfriend didn't like kids - so-o-o-o-o he kills his son for her? Just tell the mother he doesn't want to bother with his son anymore, but he didn't have to kill him. That romance wouldn't have lasted, and he would be back with his son again. Now the girlfriend can find another boyfriend, because Creato ain't never gonna see the light of day again!
NEWS
January 15, 2016
AS A MUMMER for going on 60 years, I would like to respond to some of the recent criticism of our parade. I am well aware that, in the last 20 or so years, it has become advantageous to be politically correct. One of the great things about the Mummers comic division has always been our irreverence to social acceptability, but now because of the liberal influence in our country, everyone seems to be offended by something. Now some fool suggests that Mummers need sensitivity training.
NEWS
January 14, 2016
AS A POLICE district advisory council member and active town watch member, I was disappointed in Mayor Kenney's performance at the initial city news conference following the horrific assassination attempt of Officer Jesse Hartnett. Kenney didn't seem to understand that when you attack a police officer, you attack a city. He should have, without hesitation, vigorously defended his city and his police department and ensured the city that all will be well. He did none of that. Instead, he made a brief comment that was totally inappropriate for the moment and retreated to the rear of the podium, looking nervous and unsure of himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My parents divorced when I was young, and my father was quickly involved with someone else. Even though we found her intriguing at first - she was pretty young - as we got older and my father changed, my siblings and I were definitely hard on the stepmonster. Sometimes with good reason, but now as an adult, looking back, I feel like I owe her an apology. My father died several years ago, and I don't have any contact with the stepmonster - but I could probably get a letter to her. I'm not quite sure what I would say, other than I'm sorry that when I was a kid (and into my 20s)
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